Full Program: Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday on the NewsHour, tensions escalated between Israelis and Palestinians at the funeral of a slain youth. Also: An angry dissent at the Supreme Court, the deadly ebola virus spreads in west Africa, a British journalist faces prison for his role in hacking phones, restoring Thomas Jefferson’s lost library and Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson discuss the week’s news.

Segments from Friday, July 4, 2014

  • Birth control ruling draws dissent from female justices
    The Supreme Court temporarily exempted a religious college from the contraception coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The decision, which comes just days after a ruling in favor of some businesses objecting to provide birth control, has provoked sharp rebuke from the court’s three female justices. Judy Woodruff gets the details from Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
    Obamacare Contraceptive Rule To Be Decided On By Supreme Court
  • Will anger over slain youths prompt escalating reprisals?
    In addition to clashes in East Jerusalem over the death of a Palestinian teenager, the Israeli air force struck targets inside Gaza after Hamas fired rockets again into southern Israel. The exchange took place despite word of a potential cease-fire being mediated by Egypt. Jeffrey Brown talks to Josh Mitnick of The Wall Street Journal about the clashes, and the prospect of escalation.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
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  • British editor begins sentence for phone hacking charges
    A British court sentenced the former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid to 18 months in jail for his role in a phone hacking scandal. The practice of reporters hacking into the cellphones of private individuals in search of news became widespread under Coulson’s editorship. Andy Davies of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
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    Friday on the NewsHour, tensions escalated between Israelis and Palestinians at the funeral of a slain youth. Also: An angry dissent at the Supreme Court, the deadly ebola virus spreads in west Africa, a British journalist faces prison for his role in hacking phones, restoring Thomas Jefferson’s lost library and Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson discuss the week’s news.
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  • Marcus and Gerson on Supreme Court agreement and division
    Washington Post columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on contraception, how the Obama administration is trying to quell an influx of unaccompanied migrant children trying to cross the border and a pending lawsuit from the House of Representatives against President Obama for using executive orders.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
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  • Health workers race to halt Ebola in West Africa
    Health workers met in Ghana to coordinate on how to contain what has become the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak from spilling over new borders. Since February, the virus has been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Jeffrey Brown reports on the summit’s resolutions, including enhanced cross-border collaboration.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
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  • Fear works against health workers trying to contain Ebola
    The latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now the largest and deadliest outbreak ever. And unlike outbreaks of the past, it is affecting both rural and urban areas. Jeffrey Brown talks to Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations about a recent summit on the outbreak, distrust building against health workers in infected areas and how porous borders make this outbreak so hard to contain.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
    Patients in West Africa are fleeing and fighting doctors trying to treat Ebola.
  • Clashes break out at funeral of slain Palestinian teenager
    Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports from East Jerusalem on the funeral of a murdered Palestinian teenager, Mohammad Abu Khdair, where hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli police. Family members say the victim was slain in retribution for the killing of three young Israelis, but Israeli officials say they haven’t determined the cause of Khdair’s death.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Iraqi government reports gains against ISIL
    In our news wrap Friday, Iraqi government troops recaptured the village of Awja — birthplace of Saddam Hussein — and made headway in reclaiming Iraq’s largest oil refinery in Beiji. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki vowed to defeat the militants, and signaled he won’t abandon a bid for a third term. Also, Judy Woodruff reports on 4th of July celebrations across the U.S.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2014
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  • Rebuilding Thomas Jefferson's library book by book
    Researchers at the Library of Congress are working to piece together the founding father's original collection of books.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2014
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